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Low Carb Chicken Pesto Bake

This  Low Carb Chicken Pesto Bake is an amazing comfort meal that’s actually good for you! It’s full of flavor, warmth and CHEESE…doesn’t get much better than that!

This Low Carb Chicken Pesto Bake is an amazing comfort meal that's actually good for you! It's full of flavor, warmth and CHEESE...doesn't get much better than that! | heyketomama.com

Going low carb or Keto definitely doesn’t mean leaving your comfort foods in the past. And this recipe is further proof to support that idea.

A kind of fun thing about this recipe is that it was originally sort of just thrown together based on what we had in the fridge at the time. I was running late getting dinner started and thought the ingredients might just go okay together.

Originally I put in some pasta sauce, and while it was very tasty…it was a little too carby for my liking. The perfect replacement turned out to be pesto!

Low Carb Chicken Pesto Bake

This Low Carb Chicken Pesto Bake is an amazing comfort meal that's actually good for you! It's full of flavor, warmth and CHEESE...doesn't get much better than that! | heyketomama.com

Here’s how I made it!

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Low Carb Chicken Pesto Bake


Ingredients

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  • 3 chicken breasts, butterflied and separated
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • Salt, pepper, italian seasoning to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Place a few spoonfuls of pesto on bottom of pan
  3. Put seasoned chicken breast pieces on top of pesto layer
  4. Mix ricotta and grated parmesan together with italian seasoning
  5. Cover chicken pieces with ricotta spread and cover in spoonfuls of pesto
  6. Sprinkle mozzarella on top and bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and bubbly

Notes

To reduce cooking time and add color, you can pan sear chicken breasts before putting them into baking dish.

Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information that is discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates based on NET carbs. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 Chicken Breast
  • Calories: 256
  • Sugar: 0
  • Fat: 12
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Protein: 34
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Angela

Friday 15th of January 2021

This recipe was delicious. I didn’t use mozzarella cheese, but feta. Amazing. Will definitely make again.

Kathleen

Thursday 1st of October 2020

I have not made this recipe but I have 2 questions. 1. Does this recipe freeze well? Also have you tried making it in a pressure cooker?

Kris

Saturday 16th of May 2020

It could be the pesto you used. Alot of pesto is soaked in oil, try using a sifter to help reduce the oil. If I don't have any I make on hand, I almost always have to sift the store bought one.

Natacha

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

Hello the net carbs is not clearly indicated can you please provide de net carb per portion. Thank you

Cathy McLarney

Saturday 18th of January 2020

can you make this without pesto - or do you have a suggestion for alternative please?

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